PML-N Lawyer Targeted

A well-known lawyer was shot dead this Thursday when four unidentified armed men opened fire on his car in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area, a local channel reported. The deceased, identified as Advocate Waqar Shah, was the vice president of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s lawyers’ wing. Shah was gunned down and killed while he was on his way to a court after leaving his house.

His body was immediately shifted to Jinnah Hospital as the victim had already died on the spot. According to hospital sources, Shah had been shot in the head as well as in the chest. “He was shot several times in his vehicle,” police official Imran Shaukat inofrmed.  Waqar Shah was targeted after reconnaissance, the police personnel said. Tension drifted across the city leading to a forceful closure of businesses and shops. The Sindh High Court Bar Association boycotted court proceedings for the day in protest against the advocate’s murder. Moreover, the Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar took notice of Shah’s killing and directed the inspector general of Sindh police to submit a report of the incident. The day ended with lawyers protesting and crying over the loss of one of their beloved colleagues.

This Wednesday, Karachi faced yet another target killing operation. At least 12 people including a Shia doctor and three students of a religious seminary were killed and several others injured in different incidents of violence in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar area.

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